Thomas, Daniel F


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 57M

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 1-Aug-1967

Note: UH-1D, Tail # 66-00977, Crew Chief

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 25-Mar-1947

Hometown: New York, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Incident date: 21-Mar-1968

Date of casualty: 21-Mar-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Non-Hostile – Died While Missing. Helicopter Crash — Crew (MC). Aircraft loss, crash not at sea.
Daniel F. Thomas died as the result of burns received while door gunner of a military aircraft which crashed. / (Individual transported to 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh.)

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
COL Leonard Donald Holder
SP4 Daniel F. Thomas

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 054 118*

Place of interment: Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, New York, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 45E 052 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)